How to Plot a function on 3D-sphere?

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Wiqas Ahmad
Wiqas Ahmad on 6 Apr 2021
Edited: Wiqas Ahmad on 9 Apr 2021
I want to plot the function P of the equation shown. I have to obtan the following figure. I have already obtained all the inputs required by this function and have coded a program to get the figure but unable to get it.
N0=100;
r_med=0.5;
sigma_g=7;
N_ang=91;
[P11,P12,P33,P34,beta_s,alpha_c,beta_c] = ZK_W_Cloud_PhaseFunc(N0,r_med,sigma_g,N_ang)
theta=0:1:180;
beta1=180:1:360;
beta=2*beta1;
ph_ft1=P12.*cos(beta);
hph_ft=P11+ph_ft1
[x,y,z]=sphere
x1=x.*hph_ft;
y1=y.*hph_ft;
z1=z.*hph_ft;
S1=surf(x1,y1,z1)

Answers (1)

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 6 Apr 2021
N0=100;
r_med=0.5;
sigma_g=7;
N_ang=91;
[P11,P12,P33,P34,beta_s,alpha_c,beta_c] = ZK_W_Cloud_PhaseFunc(N0,r_med,sigma_g,N_ang)
theta=0:1:180; %UNUSED
beta1=180:1:360;
beta=2*beta1;
ph_ft1=P12.*cosd(beta); %beta is degrees!
hph_ft=P11+ph_ft1
[x,y,z]=sphere
x1=x.*hph_ft;
y1=y.*hph_ft;
z1=z.*hph_ft;
S1=surf(x1,y1,z1)
Where is the alpha? Where is the sind(2*beta) ? Or all of the other variables??
It is not a good idea to use variable names that are completely different than the equations.
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Wiqas Ahmad
Wiqas Ahmad on 9 Apr 2021
Edited: Wiqas Ahmad on 9 Apr 2021
I modified my question and now the code is is according to the question. Hope it will be clear now
N0=100;
r_med=0.5;
sigma_g=7;
N_ang=91;
[P11,P12,P33,P34,beta_s,alpha_c,beta_c] = ZK_W_Cloud_PhaseFunc(N0,r_med,sigma_g,N_ang)
alpha=0:1:180;% angle alpha
beta=180:1:360; %angle beta
ph_ft(alpha,beta)=P11(alpha)+P12(alpha).*(cosd(2*beta)); %beta is in degrees! I have to plot this function
[x,y,z]=sphere
x1=x.*ph_ft;
y1=y.*ph_ft;
z1=z.*ph_ft;
S1=surf(x1,y1,z1)

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